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File #: R-18-54   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 8/6/2018 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/6/2018
Enactment date: 8/24/2018 Enactment #: R-2018-049
Title: Supporting the Continuation of Service on the Current Route of Amtrak's Southwest Chief by Rail through Northern New Mexico on its Present Route Alignment, and Supporting Federal Funding in Support of Maintenance and Safety Improvements along the Route (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-54, 2. R-54Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
8/24/2018 City Clerk Published  Action details
8/24/2018 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
8/14/2018 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/6/2018 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
8/6/2018 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
8/6/2018 City Council PassedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-18-54 ENACTMENT NO. ____________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Supporting the Continuation of Service on the Current Route of Amtrak's Southwest Chief by Rail through Northern New Mexico on its Present Route Alignment, and Supporting Federal Funding in Support of Maintenance and Safety Improvements along the Route (Benton)
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SUPPORTING THE CONTINUATION OF SERVICE ON THE CURRENT ROUTE OF AMTRAK'S SOUTHWEST CHIEF BY RAIL THROUGH NORTHERN NEW MEXICO ON ITS PRESENT ROUTE ALIGNMENT, AND SUPPORTING FEDERAL FUNDING IN SUPPORT OF MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ALONG THE ROUTE.
WHEREAS, Amtrak, the national railroad passenger corporation, a federally chartered corporation, provides train service to millions of Americans each year and operates two long-distance routes through New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, Amtrak's Southwest Chief serves New Mexico through its daily Chicago-Los Angeles route; and
WHEREAS, the Southwest Chief and its famous predecessors have served this route since the late 1880's; and
WHEREAS, the Southwest Chief is a key economic contributor to northern New Mexico and Albuquerque, through employment, procurement, contracts, and tourism; and
WHEREAS, Amtrak provides a transportation link to the residents of northern New Mexico that provides an alternative to driving and flying; and
WHEREAS, the Southwest Chief carries passengers through scenic landscapes not visible from highways and provides a highly energy-efficient, safe form of transportation; and
WHEREAS, many New Mexico residents who ride the Southwest Chief depend on it as the only form of public transportation between Raton and Albuquerque; and
WHEREAS, in federal fiscal year 2017, passengers boarded and alighted from the Southwest Chief in New Mexico at Albuquerque, Lamy, Las Vegas and Raton more than one hundred four thousand times; and
WHEREAS,...

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